Bullshit Jobs: A Theory (audiobook)


Bullshit Jobs: A Theory (Audiobook) by David Graeber (Author), Christopher Ragland (Narrator)
2018 | English | ASIN: B07CTTY6BR | M4B/[email protected] kbps | 12 hrs 38 mins | 325/336 MB

Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century’s end, technology would see us all working 15-hour weeks. But instead, something curious happened.

Today, average working hours have not decreased but increased. And now, across the developed world, three-quarters of all jobs are in services or admin, jobs that don’t seem to add anything to society: bullshit jobs.

In Bullshit Jobs, David Graeber explores how this phenomenon – one more associated with the 20th-century Soviet Union, but which capitalism was supposed to eliminate – has happened. In doing so, he looks at how we value work and how, rather than being productive, work has become an end in itself; the way such work maintains the current broken system of finance capital; and, finally, how we can get out of it.